Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.7% , based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Jefferson City, MO market rose by 25 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Jefferson City, MO unemployment rate is 144 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 12% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Jefferson City, MO Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs stayed flat. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 23,200; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 14,100; no change
Jefferson City, MO Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.